Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Was greeted with an ad on Youtube, where an American was talking about how to avoid three mistakes common among Russian-speakers when taking TOEFL. The second of those mistakes was the objective case in the construction "someone and me" ("my brother and me" or some such, I don't clearly remember his example). I have heard so many times from various popularisers of linguistics that the insistence on "someone and I" is an obsolete pedantry based on a grammatical superstition and unsupported by actual linguistic facts that I was sure no-one even mentions this any longer. Imagine my surprise.

(Sadly, I forgot the name of that American, or of the company he is with, and can't find that video anymore.)

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